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A professional entertainer, especially a singer.
- ‘Look lads, I'm a peddler… not some gleeman or minstrel.’
- ‘He could have learned them from the simple merchants and gleemen that occasionally passed through his meadow, if he had cared enough.’
- ‘Singing and music were other prized skills and again there were professional musicians, called’ gleemen’, who would travel from place to place and play and sing in return for pay.’
- ‘The only outsiders that came here was the occasional peddler and once a gleeman came through the village and stayed at the Inn his father owned.’
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